July 23, 2014
Laying Down in the Library by L4dyInR3d

Laying Down in the Library by L4dyInR3d

July 21, 2014

Biblioteca de El Colegio Nacional by Ayrton_SF

Biblioteca de El Colegio Nacional by Ayrton_SF

July 18, 2014

In The Forest Library by yanadhyana

In The Forest Library by yanadhyana

July 11, 2014

library by Kristiana Zelca

library by Kristiana Zelca

July 9, 2014

Details of the Biblioteca Palafoxiana. Check our previous post with more photographs.

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Photographs by Beco (Alberto Alcocer)

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* Another post by Beco: Gertrudis Bocanegra Public Library.

July 9, 2014
"Cram your head with characters and stories. Abuse your library privileges. Never stop looking at the world, and never stop reading to find out what sense other people have made of it. If people give you a hard time and tell you to get your nose out of a book, tell them you’re working. Tell them it’s research. Tell them to pipe down and leave you alone."

— Jennifer Weiner

July 6, 2014

Library of El Colegio Nacional by Ayrton_SF

Library of El Colegio Nacional by Ayrton_SF

July 5, 2014

by Ilya Kuvshinov

by Ilya Kuvshinov

June 30, 2014

In the city of Puebla, México, there is an old and very important library: La Biblioteca Palafoxiana (something like ‘Palafoxian’ Library would be the literal translation, noting that in Spanish biblioteca is where the books are for public read but not for sale as in a librería).

It would be completely useless trying to describe the bunch of feelings you get while entering the Biblioteca Palafoxiana room. The air is filled with the smell of cedar and old books, huge lines of thousands books’ spines on each side of the room, a XVIII century altarpiece at the end of the room, under the arched ceilings, furniture from different eras still —in use—… all that history and knowledge stored on those three stories with about forty thousand volumes.

Is considered the first public library in the continent.

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Photographs and information by Beco (Alberto Alcocer)

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* Another post by Beco: Gertrudis Bocanegra Public Library.

June 23, 2014

Detalle de la biblioteca de El Colegio Nacional by Ayrton_SF

Detalle de la biblioteca de El Colegio Nacional by Ayrton_SF